Big Oak Orchids delivers yet again

Dec. 30, 2014 [update]: The tiny inflorescence of our Scaphosepalum microdactylum split into two!

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

Nov. 15, 2014 [update]: Another tiny flower is developing on the Scaphosepalum microdactylum.

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

 

It’s still incredibly difficult to get a decent picture of this tiny flower. Here are some that Larry snapped.

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

Aug. 3, 2014 [update]: We are learning that taking picture of miniature flowers are tough!

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

Aug. 2, 2014 [update]: We got a full-fledged Scaphosepalum microdactylum flower! It’s so tiny!

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

Jul. 26, 2014 [update]: The thing that was hanging down the Scaphosepalum microdactylum plant when we got it is indeed a flower spike! Initially, we thought it’s just a strand of sphagnum moss.

Scaphosepalum microdactylum

May 29, 2014: Before we got into this whole orchid collecting hobby, Larry had been pretty good at avoiding joining eBay (astonishing, huh!). After I showed him the kind of orchids available on it, tho, that was it. We created an account for him and the journey began.

One of the first eBay sellers we got plants from was Big Oak Orchids. We didn’t really hold our breath at that point since Larry’s account was fresh, with zero feedback. To me, that usually means a tougher time dealing with some sellers (shill bidding; excuses to avoid selling to you; etc etc). Big Oak Orchids never made us feel unwanted and always sent us great plants (our first order from this vendor was the Wils. Pacific Panache ‘Kenny Boy’ in this post). Today was no exception.

Masd. pumila
Masd. pumila

Masd. pumila flowers internet picture(picture from Internet) We’re trying to collect as many green-ish Masdies for hybridization in the future. Masd. pumila looks green so we picked it up.

Masd. empusa
Masd. empusa

Masd. empusa flower internet picture
(picture from Internet) The color and the form of the caudae looks very interesting.

Masd. impostor
Masd. impostor

Masd. impostor flowers internet picture(picture from Internet) This is a Masdevallia species that seems to be easily available everywhere these days but Big Oak Orchids was offering it for a great price so we went for it.

Scaphosepalum microdactylum
Scaphosepalum microdactylum. Since the first Scaphosepalum that we got from Little Frog Farm (story told in this post) seems very happy in our growing conditions, we are planning to pick up more plants from this genera.

Scaphosepalum microdactylum flowers internet picture(picture from Internet) This Scaphosepalum looks like it’s sticking its tongue at you.

Dracula sodiroi
Dracula sodiroi

Dracula sodiroi flower internet picture(picture from Internet) The flowers of this plant looks so interesting! Excited to bloom this one.

We are still missing one plant that we won along with these others from Big Oak Orchids. Hoping to get that in soon!

Orchid count: #204-208

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